The Backpacker Intern Swaps Skills for Travel and Foreign Shelter

By: Jordy E  - Jun 24, 2015
References: thebackpackerintern & mediaupdate.co.za
Dubbed 'The Backpacker Intern,' Netherlands native Mark van der Heijden has been travelling around the world on a shoe string budget. The creative copywriter is now fully engaged in a mission to trade skills and expertise with companies in exchange for food and board.

By replacing payment with know-how, Heijden has so far been able to make his way through the doors of companies such as the Adventure Film School, Amnesty International Thailand and DDB California.

Ultimately, Heijden aims to gain experience in the 7 continents while spreading the message about his journey on social media. This encourages readers and followers to develop similar tourism programs that pair professionalism with valuable exposure to different business operations throughout the globe.